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Men’s Health Statistics in the U.S.

Posted Sep 21 2009 10:15pm

Statistics have a way of making people sit up and take notice. It’s as if people figure, if there’s a number, maybe it’s something important. If this is the case, let’s have a look at some stats for men over the age of 18 years in the United States and their health, according to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC):

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  • 12% of white non-Hispanic men, 15% of Hispanic men and 17% of non-Hispanic black men are in poor or only fair health
  • 17% of Hispanic men, 24% of non-Hispanic black men and 24% of non-Hispanic white men smoke
  • 56% participate do not regularly in recreational physical activity
  • 42% are overweight
  • 29% of non-Hispanic black men had hypertension compared with 23% of non-Hispanic white men and 19% of Hispanic men

Where do you all fit into this?

Source: Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2007, Appendix III, table XIII

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Men’s Health Statistics in the U.S.


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